Cool Finds – Nyla Free Designs

By: Nyla Free Designs  09-12-2011
Keywords: Interior Design, dining table, Petrified Wood

Source guide: 1. West Elm 2. Versatile Crate & Barrel 3. from Restoration Hardware for a mantle, door frame, dining table center piece…I could go on 4. Pottery Barn‘s is a fun added dimension to your interior decor 5. from Anthropolgie, buy one or many 6. A from Crate and Barrel will dress up any chair, sofa or bed for the holidays 7. on the inside? Yes, please! Hang several from rustic branches or on your tree. They’ll catch the light and add just the right amount of sparkle. Available at Canadian Tire 8. You can’t go wrong with , from West Elm 9. Bring nature inside with birch branches a rustic approach to decorating. Add twigs and ornaments and you’ve got a festive arrangement to last all season. Image . Available at florists or garden centres 10. I love the ornate pattern of the from Pottery Barn.

Do you have a theme for decorating? Has your decor changed over the years? I use similar decorations but change my colour scheme every year. I just love Christmas and all the decor that goes along with it!

is a full service Calgary Interior Design studio. Our goal is to bring your home to life by revealing your style and infusing unexpected elements of design and detail. If we can help with your project please let us know! See the page to get in touch.

Below are the items I brought to the show in case you’re interested in taking any home :)

Natural element and textures: 1. Samar Ottoman $139.95 3. Mackenzie area carpet (various sizes) 7. Gryfino tray $59.95 all from , 2. Salad bowl $20.00 8. Basket $7.00 from 4. Petrified wood trivet/hot plate $48.00 5. Umbellifers herb pot $8.00 from 6. Grasscloth through Interior Designers.

Colour ~ blues & purples: 1. Skype C-table in Indigo $249.00 2. Blue ombre round vase $99.95 4. Holden pillow cover & insert $169.00 5. Calluna vase $49.95 all from , 3. Bloomsbury pillow $148.00 from , 6. Purple/pink throw $125.00 from .

Graphic patterns: 1. Suzani throw $525.00 2. Orange storage table $275.00 3. Flirt vase $155.00 5. Farrow & Ball wallpapers 6. Pompom throw $135.00 all from , 4. Abstract idea pillow $88.00 from .

Note: Nyla Free Designs is not responsible for discrepancies in prices or descriptions. The above details are for information purposes. Please call the respective stores for more information on stock or purchasing.

I can certainly tell that Claire creates from her heart, the sign of a true artist.

I was shopping yesterday at Chapters and found these adorable colouring books that I wanted to share with you. i colour colouring books offer 24 designs in each book, abstract designs and designs from nature. You can use crayons, felt tips, pencils or even paint. The designs range from contemporary florals and fauna to retro swirls and modern camouflage. These hardcover books can be displayed for others to enjoy, however the pages are perforated for a pull-out postcard to send to a friend or even frame and hang as artwork. Either way I’m sure your creative little ones (or perhaps even you!) will enjoy watching a page come to life, because let’s face it ~ don’t we all love to colour!!

Available at Chapters in the bargain section, or. I have also seen them on .

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: dining table, Interior Design, Petrified Wood, Pillow Cover

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